When your bathroom has been looking rather sad for some time, it’s difficult to be happy with the home you’re living in. We spend so much time in there and, as it is the one room we’d like to feel clean in, it doesn’t take much before we’re tempted to swap it out.
Unfortunately, an entire bathroom renovation is quite expensive, and many of us end up putting off those small bathroom fixes as we simply cannot afford it. Luckily, you can easily do some of it yourself and save a ton of money – and your bathroom can look fresh again without much renovation at all.
Here are three ways to make your bathroom shine with your own two hands. It might not give you a brand new bathroom, but it will definitely give it a fresh and clean look.
First: Swap out the tiling
Changing the tiling of your bathroom may seem like a large job but it’s actually not as long as you know what you’re doing. You don’t have to do the entire wall either if you’re not up for it; by simply changing out a portion of it such as the tiling of your built-in bathtub, the room will still look new.
The first thing you want to do is cover up the bathroom floor, vanity cabinet, bathtub and toilet with plastic sheets. After this, you just start to score grout and caulk joints with a utility knife, before using a chisel on one tile and hammer the end of it until the tile pops off.
To re-tile it, you will need the tiles you’d like to see in your bathroom as well as some grout to install it with. The wall or floor should be clean and any damages on it will need to be repaired as well, though, so make sure you’ve got this covered before you start to add those new tiles.
Have a look at this step by step DIY article if you’re not sure about the whole re-tiling process, by the way, and you should be good to go.
Next: Clean the bathroom
If your tub or sink is looking rather sad, you can always give it a proper deep-clean to make it look brand new again. That way, you won’t have to buy a brand new one and can continue to use the one you have for years to come. More often than not, it’s actually all that takes for a tub, in particular, to look shiny and new.
It’s called bathtub reglazing and once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll never need to buy a new tub again – unless it’s damaged beyond repair, of course.
It’s a good idea to have a small basket of cleaning equipment handy in your bathroom, by the way, so that you can give it a quick clean as often as possible. Invite a few plants into your bathroom as well to make it fresh and beautiful, and your bathroom will feel as if it’s brand new again.
*This is a collaborative post.